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Two Dot Wind Farm

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The Two Dot Wind Farm is located on 176 acres of rural agricultural land, in Two Dot, Montana, approximately 93 miles east of the state capital of Helena. NJRCEV invested approximately $22 million to construct the facility and is responsible for owning and operating the wind farm, which began commercial operation in June 2014. The Two Dot Wind Farm consists of six, GE 1.62 megawatt, 87-meter rotor diameter wind turbines, for a total capacity of 9.72 megawatts.

NJRCEV engaged Mortenson Construction for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project. The Two Dot Wind Farm is the fifth wind facility the renewable energy contractor has built in Montana, and the 135th wind project constructed since 1995.

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The energy produced at Two Dot, as well as the renewable attributes, will be sold through a 25-year power purchase agreement with NorthWestern Energy, a natural gas and electricity investor-owned utility that serves over 678,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, including the residents of Two Dot. Additionally, NJRCEV expects the wind farm will qualify for federal production tax credits (PTC), which are based on kilowatt-hour output. All PTCs generated by Two Dot will be retained by NJR.

Carroll Area Wind Farm

The Carroll Area wind farm project will be located on 1,100 acres of rural agricultural land in Carroll County, Iowa, approximately 65 miles northwest of Des Moines. NJRCEV will invest approximately $42 million to construct, own and operate the wind farm with a total capacity of 20 megawatts.

The energy produced at the Carroll Area Wind Farm, as well as the renewable attributes, will be sold through a 25-year power purchase agreement with MidAmerican Energy, Iowa’s largest energy company that serves approximately 734,000 electric customers in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota and more than 712,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska. MidAmerican is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Additionally, NJRCEV expects the wind farm will qualify for PTCs. All PTCs generated by the Carroll Area Wind Farm will be retained by NJR.

NJRCEV has again engaged Mortenson Construction for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, which is expected to be operational by spring 2015.

Alexander Wind Farm

The Alexander Wind Farm is NJRCEV's third – and largest – onshore wind project. Located in Rush County, Kansas, approximately 120 miles northwest of Wichita, the $83 million project consists of 21 turbines with a total capacity of 48.3 megawatts (MW), or enough clean energy to power over 17,000 homes annually.

The energy produced at the Alexander Wind Farm, as well as the renewable attributes, will be sold through power purchase agreements (PPA) to two separate customers. The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU) has signed a 20-year PPA for approximately 50 percent of the energy. The KCBPU currently serves approximately 65,000 electric and 59,000 water customers in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The remaining energy will be purchased through a 15-year PPA by Yahoo!, Inc., the global Internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Yahoo will use the wind power to offset much of its energy usage in the Great Plains region.

Additionally, NJRCEV expects the wind farm will qualify for federal production tax credits (PTCs), which are based on kilowatt-hour output. All PTCs generated by the Alexander Wind Farm will be retained by NJR.

Medicine Bow Wind Farm

In September 2016, NJRCEV announced the acquisition of the Medicine Bow Wind Farm, its fifth onshore wind project. Located in Carbon County, Wyoming, approximately 80 miles outside of Cheyenne, the project consists of nine fully operational Vestas turbines with a total capacity of 6.3 MW. Utilizing a unique program of audits, upgrades and technology improvements, Medicine Bow underwent a successful overhaul by Gamesa that extended the service life of the wind farm’s turbines

The energy produced is sold to the Platte River Power Authority, where it is distributed to municipal utilities in Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado.     

The project qualifies for federal PTCs, which are based on kilowatt-hour output. All PTCs generated by the wind farm will be retained by NJR.

Ringer Hill Wind Farm

The Ringer Hill Wind Farm is located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The project consists of 14 GE turbines with a total capacity of 39.9 megawatts, enough to power more than 9,800 homes annually. The project achieved commercial operation in December 2016.

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global leader in storage and information management services, purchased 26.6 megawatts at Ringer Hill in a 15-year wind power purchase agreement, which will support the energy requirements for its data center business. Additionally, the wind farm qualifies for federal production tax credits, which will be used by NJR.    

 
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